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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Anybody interested in taking a 5ft 5 Yew Tree from our gardn Reply with quote

Hi there,

We have a Yew Tree that just started growing in my mothers back garden a couple of years ago.

My mother was wondering would there be anyone interested taking the Yew Tree for their own garden?

I'm not sure if that is done or even possible, it just seems a to cut down the tree when someone else like the tree for their garden.

The tree is about the same size as me and I am 5ft 5.

Also my mothers house is in Kildare, Celbridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That should be dug up in Spring with a large rootball as it will not transplant barerooted. Maybe start preparing around it for lifting next year.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Greengage,

Thanks for the advice, I am really only a beginner gardener so I never thought of that.

How should i prepare around it, Dig everything up around it so that it can be taken up easily??

Thanks again,

Laurenisme
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dig a trench around the tree about 1.5mtrs circumferance and 30cms wide this should cut any anchor roots, then refill the trench with a soil compost mix this will encourage new feeding roots to develop. When lifting the tree dig just outside the trench and down under the tree to get a large rootball which should be encased in hessian sacking for movement. This will be a big job and shock to the tree but should work, The tree then needs lots of watering and attention whren moved to its new home. You then need lots of topsoil to refill the hole left behind.Who ever said gardening was easy and light work.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Laurenisme

I would absolutely love to take the yew tree. Very Happy I'm living near Prosperous and could drop over to Celbridge. I've planted a good few native trees and would love the yew to complement the rest. I'd be happy to do the digging (as per previous advice) and could bring a a compost/topsoil mix to fill the hole left. It would be better to leave it til the late autumn/winter to do this.

I'll pm you if that suits
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early spring for conifers i suggest
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Early spring for conifers i suggest


Stop reading my mind Laughing
Leave it til March to transplant a conifer.

The reason you would not usually plant these evergreens and conifers in November, December etc is that they are liable to be damaged by cold drying winter winds.
They are liable to suffer from wind burn or dessication especially on the semi mature specimans.
Deciduous plants are leafless so they are not affected, whereas broadleaf evergreens and conifers retain their leaves over the winter often leading to drying of their leaves.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James James I had planned on drip feeding the information to attain a higher ranking before i go on sabbatical for a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point- if the tree is still available I will leave it til then..... Cool
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